LOCATION: Between Fish Bay and Lameshur Bay on the south side of the island. Hike 40 minutes from the petroglyphs to the beach on the popular trail.
This is a short beach on a large protected bay. Attractions include good snorkeling and the remains of a sugar plantation. It is a 40-minute hike from the beach to VI National Park’s famed petroglyphs.
The popular Reef Bay Hike takes place every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by the Virgin islands National Park. The three-mile downhill hike begins at the National Park Visitors Center and includes taxi to the trail head and boat pickup return.
Participants should bring lunch, water, good hiking shoes and a swimsuit to enjoy a quick dip at the trail’s end. Stops along the way include tropical forests, the petroglyphs and sugar mill ruins. Reservations required. Call 776-6201 ext. 238.